Threads of Whatonga

Sat 10 Jun - Sun 16 Jul

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Marlborough Art Gallery, Blenheim

When: Sat 10 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 11 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tue 13 Jun, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wed 14 Jun, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Thu 15 Jun, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 16 Jun, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 17 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 18 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tue 20 Jun, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wed 21 Jun, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Thu 22 Jun, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 23 Jun, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 24 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 25 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tue 27 Jun, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wed 28 Jun, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Thu 29 Jun, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 30 Jun, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 1 Jul, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 2 Jul, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tue 4 Jul, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wed 5 Jul, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Thu 6 Jul, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 7 Jul, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 8 Jul, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 9 Jul, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tue 11 Jul, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wed 12 Jul, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Thu 13 Jul, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 14 Jul, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 15 Jul, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 16 Jul, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue: Marlborough Art Gallery, Blenheim

Website: Marlborough Art Gallery

Additional Info: All Ages

Threads of Whātonga

On until 16 July 2023

Ko au tētahi o ngā aho i te kaitaka huaki o Whātonga (Te Matahiapo)
I am one of the threads in the grand cloak of Whātonga

Threads of Whātonga brings together historical and contemporary art to mark the opening of Marlborough’s first purpose-built art gallery in central Blenheim. Art on show was gifted to our former premises at the Millennium Public Art Gallery in Seymour Square and forms part of the gallery’s permanent collection. Mana Whenua opened the previous art gallery in 1999 and are partners in this project. This exhibition acknowledges the relationships, stories and experiences of the past, which we are mindful of as we make our next steps. Cressida Bishop, Director

Kaitaka are finely woven cloaks made of muka (flax fibre). Whātonga was the grandfather of Rangitāne whose descendants have occupied this area since the migration of the chiefs, Tūkauae, Te Huataki, Hapairangi, and Whakamana in the 16th century.

The name of this exhibition and the whakatauaki from which it originates has been gifted to the new gallery as an acknowledgement of its role in promoting the arts in our region. Dr Peter Meihana, Curator

Image: JBC Hoyte, Picton, watercolour (detail)

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